Signature Lives Set 2 - 13 Vols.

Signature Lives Set 2 - 13 Vols.
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    Code: SIGNA102
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    Format: Library Binding
    Publisher: Compass Point Books
    Series: Signature Lives
    Ages: 12 and Up
    Size: 6 X 9¼
    Total Pages: 112
    For Grades: 6 to 12
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    Booker T. Washington, Clara Barton, Benedict Arnold, Abigail Adams, Thomas Edison, Thurgood Marshall, William Penn – make sure your kids know the stories of these fascinating men and women! Kids ages 9 to 16 will discover what makes these 7 men and women significant, along with the stories of 6 others. Kids will meet a traitor, patriot, prison reformer, hero, and innovator, among others, and will discover how their lives impacted a nation. Each fascinating book features historical photographs, illustrations, maps, sidebars, first-person accounts and direct quotes – bringing history to life in a meaningful way.

    Inside- Abigail Adams: Courageous Patriot and First Lady

    Inside- Thomas Alva Edison: Great American Inventor

    Inside- Booker T. Washington: Innovative Educator

    Titles include:

    Abigail Adams: Courageous Patriot and First Lady

    A biography profiling the life and influence of Abigail Adams, first lady of the second president of the United States, and mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth U.S. president.

    Anne Hutchinson: Puritan Protester

    A biography profiling the life of Anne Hutchinson. Includes source notes and a timeline.

    Benedict Arnold: From Patriot to Traitor

    Gives a biography of the man who betrayed his country and became known as a traitor.

    Booker T. Washington: Innovative Educator

    By the time he was 9 years old, Booker T. Washington had already witnessed the horrors of slavery, civil war, and racism. At the age of 16, Washington's lifelong passion for learning was ignited, and when he turned 25, he established the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute in Alabama. The school was open to African-American students who wanted to learn vocational skills as a part of their education. Washington also became a leading spokesman for the African-American community.

    Bridget "Biddy" Mason: From Slave to Businesswoman

    Discusses the life of Bridget "Biddy" Mason, a former slave who won her freedom in California, and later worked as a nurse and helped others.

    Clara Barton: Founder of the American Red Cross

    The Civil War divided the people of the United States. Torn over the issues of slavery and states rights, the North and the South battled against each other in the deadliest American conflict ever fought. When the war ended, the country worked to unite and heal. Some of the people who lived and served during the Civil War era are among the nations most beloved heroes. From a young age, Clara Barton wanted to help her people. Her kind nature led her to the battlefield to care for the wounded soldiers of the Civil War. After the war, she eventually traveled to Europe, where she encountered the International Red Cross. Seeing the impact it had providing aid in Europe, Barton worked to create a similar organization in the United States. Her persistence and determination were rewarded when she founded the American Red Cross.

    Jim Bridger: Trapper, Trader, and Guide

    Jim Bridger was one of the greatest explorers, traders, and trappers of the American West. At the age of 18, he left Missouri on a journey to the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Later he blazed the trail for what would become the route of the Overland Stage, the Pony Express, and the Union Pacific Railroad. Bridger also established a popular outpost for settlers on their trek to the West and became an important part of an expanding nation.

    Phillis Wheatley: Slave and Poet

    Gives a biography on the life of Phillis Wheatley, a slave turned writer whose collection of poetry about religion, freedom, people, and America become the first published book by an African-American.

    Thomas Alva Edison: Great American Inventor

    As a young boy, Thomas Alva Edison was fascinated with technology and chemical experiments. Later, his attempt to improve the telegraph led to his first creation, the phonograph, that set the stage for his life of discovery and invention. His incandescent light bulb made him a popular hero, and many dubbed him the Wizard of Menlo Park. Driven by his curiosity and desire to make life easier for everyone, Edison ended up changing the world.

    Thurgood Marshall: Civil Rights Leader and Supreme Court Justice

    From the late 19th century into the 21st century, technological and cultural advancements changed the way people lived, worked, and thought about themselves and the world. The combination of all these changes continues to produce what we know as the modern world. Thurgood Marshall was the first African-American named to the Supreme Court. He opposed segregation and fought for racial equality in a world of prejudice. Marshall held firmly to his beliefs of an equal America and worked hard to bring freedom, justice, equality, and respect to all people, including blacks, women, the homeless, and the mentally ill.

    William Penn: Founder of Pennsylvania

    This is a biography on the life of William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania.

    Wilma Mankiller: Chief of the Cherokee Nation

    Profiles the life of Wilma Mankiller, the first women elected to lead the Cherokee Nation.

    Zebulon Pike: Explorer and Soldier

    Gives a biography on the life of Zebulon Pike, describing his adventures and treks of the land west of the Mississippi River, known as the American West.